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Rural Health
Funding by Topic: Farmers and farmworkers

Summaries of funding programs are provided by RHIhub for your convenience. Please contact the funder directly for the most complete and current information.

Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health Academic/Scholarly Research Grants
Grants for academic/scientific investigators and those newly interested in agricultural safety and health research. Funding will support new agricultural safety and health knowledge and assess and promote best safety and health practices, with a focus on projects addressing mental health; machine safety; chemical safety; and slips, trips, and falls prevention.
Geographic coverage: Indiana, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin
Application Deadline: Oct 29, 2021
Sponsor: Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health
Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health Community Outreach/Education Grants
Grants for community-based nonprofit organizations that are working to prevent agricultural injury and illness through training and educational campaigns. Priority will be given to projects addressing mental health; machine safety; chemical safety; and slips, trips, and falls prevention.
Geographic coverage: Indiana, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin
Application Deadline: Oct 29, 2021
Sponsor: Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health
America's Farmers Grow Communities Project
Farmers enroll for a chance to direct $5,000 to local nonprofit organizations that are important to them and their communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Nov 1, 2021
Sponsor: Bayer Fund
California Farm and Ranch Solid Waste Cleanup and Abatement Grant
Funding for the cleanup of illegal solid waste sites on farm or ranch property in California that is in need of cleanup to abate a public health and safety threat and/or a threat to the environment.
Geographic coverage: California
Application Deadline: Nov 11, 2021
Sponsor: California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery
Iowa Farm Bureau Sponsorship Program
Sponsorship support for events and fundraisers in Iowa. Giving priorities include health and wellness, agriculture, farm families and their communities, and youth education/leadership.
Geographic coverage: Iowa
Application Deadline: Dec 2, 2021
Sponsor: Iowa Farm Bureau
Minnesota Grain Storage Facility Safety Cost-Share Program
A program that helps farmers in Minnesota buy, ship, and install safety equipment for farm grain bins and silos.
Geographic coverage: Minnesota
Application Deadline: Jun 30, 2022
Sponsor: Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Farm Labor Housing Direct Loans and Grants
Low interest loans and need-based grants to develop affordable housing for year-round, migrant, seasonal, retired, and/or disabled domestic farm laborers.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Nov 1, 2022
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development, USDA Rural Housing Service
John May Farm Safety Fund
Financial assistance for farmers in New York to improve safety on their farms.
Geographic coverage: New York
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: Bassett Healthcare Network, New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health
Minnesota Workplace Safety Consultation and Grant Program
Technical and financial assistance for qualifying employers in Minnesota to support projects designed to reduce the risk of injury and illness to their workers. Farming and grain handling facilities are among the priority industries.
Geographic coverage: Minnesota
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry
National Center for Farmworker Health Learning Collaboratives
Virtual learning collaboratives that allow health centers to study and apply quality improvement methodology to a focused topic, such as increasing access to care, emergency preparedness, and social determinants of health.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: National Center for Farmworker Health